Taniela Lasalo

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Taniela Lasalo
Personal information
Full nameTaniela Lasalo
Born (1989-09-23) 23 September 1989 (age 33)
Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–14 Parramatta Eels 40 3 0 0 12
Source: [1]
As of 12 May 2019

Taniela Lasalo is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a lock, second-row forward or as a centre for the Hills District Bulls in the Ron Massey Cup.[2][3]


He is of Tongan descent.

Playing career[edit]

2009-14: Career at Parramatta[edit]

Lasalo was named the Eels Toyota Cup captain for the 2009 season. He also made his NRL debut against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in round 11 2009. In the 2010 NRL season, Lasalo made 2 appearances for Parramatta.

Lasalo played every game in the 2011 NRL season for the Eels as the club narrowly avoided the wooden spoon, as well as re-signing with Parramatta until 2013.[4]

Lasalo made 12 appearances for Parramatta in the 2012 NRL season as the club finished last for the first time since 1972.[5]

In the 2013 pre-season, Lasalo injured his arm and was ruled out indefinitely for the 2013 NRL season. Due to his injury, Lasalo missed the entire 2013 NRL season. In round 8, 2014 he made his NRL return on the bench for Parramatta against North Queensland.[6]

On 24 September 2017, Lasalo scored a try in Wentworthville's 38–4 victory over Auburn Warriors in the 2017 Ron Massey Cup grand final.[7] In 2018, Lasalo joined the Guildford Owls.[8]

In 2021, he joined Hills District in the Ron Massey Cup.[9]

Representative career[edit]

Lasalo was named in the Tongan squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.


  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ "Taniela Lasalo". wentymagpies.com.au. Archived from the original on 4 October 2017.
  3. ^ "2017 SQUAD | Wentworthville Magpies - NSWRL". Archived from the original on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Parramatta Eels defeat the Gold Coast Titans to avoid wooden spoon for 2011". Daily Telegraph.
  5. ^ "Season review: Parramatta Eels". www.nrl.com. 2 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Official Player Numbers". Parramatta Eels.
  7. ^ "Wentworthville swoop to claim 2017 Ron Massey Cup » League Unlimited".
  8. ^ "Owls relishing the 'excellent' challenge of a state final". 29 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Windsor v Hills District". www.nswrl.com.au.

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